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20 best shows like The Handmaiden (2016)

List of the best shows and series like The Handmaiden (2016): Gypsy, SKY Castle, Revenge, Healer, Who Are You?, He Is Psychometric, Hello Monster, Pretty Little Liars, House of Anubis, Mimi.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:00
CharactersLesbians, Psychologists, Strong women, Friends, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Investigation, Jealousy
PlaceUSA

The journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:15
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Relationship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic, Easy

The satirical comedy takes place in a four-story apartment building in the suburbs of Seoul inhabited by a number of professionals: doctors, judges, prosecutors, professors, and their wives. The wives are from prestigious and highly educated backgrounds, and part of the plot will feature their efforts to get their children admitted into universities. Some grew up in families with multiple generations of doctors or lawyers, and their ambitions will be depicted with realism and comedy.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Mystery
StyleFascinating

When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersCouriers, Reporters
StyleDorama

Kim Moon Ho is a successful reporter at a mainstream news station, but when he stumbles upon a 10-year-old mystery, he's forced to dive into a subversive underground news agency. On his journey to break open the case, Moon Ho teams up with Chae Young Shin, a second rate tabloid writer, and Healer, a mysterious internet-based journalist. With his career and his safety on the line, who can Moon Ho trust in a world full of unreliable sources?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration13:04

Detective Yang Shi-ohn wakes up from a six-year coma. She gets reassigned to the lost and found department, where she discovers that she's gained the supernatural ability to see ghosts connected to the objects left behind there. Along with her new partner, rookie cop Cha Gun-woo who's a hotheaded skeptic, Shi-ohn uses the information to solve cold cases. Gun-woo only believes in tangible things he can see, hear and touch, but he gradually comes to trust Shi-ohn, and together, the bickering partners help the spirits fulfill their dying wishes and unfinished business before passing on to the afterlife. One of the ghosts watching over Shi-ohn is her ex-boyfriend Lee Hyung-joon, another detective who died that night six years ago when Shi-ohn received the serious head injury that nearly killed her and left her comatose. They were working on a big case together, but Shi-ohn has no memory of what happened that fateful night.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:59
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Relationship
StyleDorama

Lee Ahn has the ability to read a person's secrets as soon as he touches them. He meets a woman who has secrets that she desperately tries to hide. The two team up to bring down criminals.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:42

This drama is a romantic thriller that centers around a criminal profiler, Lee Hyun who previously work as a consultant at the police department in New York. After he returns to south Korea, he’s in charge of a special criminal investigation team. Due to his special insight, he can analyze the crime scene and the suspect at one glance. He works together with an elite detective, Cha Ji An to solve the crimes and they develop a romantic relationship.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Teachers, Friends
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceSmall towns
StyleTwisted plot

Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year later, they begin receiving messages from someone using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Heroes, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Missing people
PlaceSchool, England
StyleEasy

House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert Verhulst and premiered on Nickelodeon on New Year's Day 2011 in the United States and on 25 February 2011 in the United Kingdom. The series is the first Nickelodeon series to be filmed overseas, the first soap opera created by Nickelodeon and the channel's first soap opera aimed at children and teenagers. As of 25 February, the program will be broadcast on TeenNick. The show has since concluded its third season and as of 28 September 2013 Nickelodeon has not announced a fourth season.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration04:40

Min-woo is a 28-year-old introverted writer of webcomics (or "webtoon") who has partial memory loss.One day, he finds a memo on his desk calendar, and because of it, writes a new webtoon titled December 8, which becomes an instant hit. But as the webtoon gets even more popular, Min-woo feels pressure from work and begins to suffer from severe headaches. He strives to recover his lost memories from the time he was an 18-year-old high school student, especially those of his first love, Mimi, as he unravels their mysterious fate.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration00:30
CharactersTeenagers, Orphans
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceForest
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric

Valentine's Day, 1900. Three schoolgirls and their governess mysteriously disappear in Hanging Rock, Australia, without a trace.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:03
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, Dorama, Easy, Fascinating, Touching

As the heir to a large company, Han Tae Hee has everything he could possibly want - except for his long lost love. But instead of nursing his heartache like a sensible person, Tae Hee enlists Sa Geum Ran, whom he transforms from an overweight ugly duckling to a gorgeous bombshell named Sara. In the process of falling in love with his "creation" he discovers that even though it appears that money can buy just about everything, it can't buy love or heal emotional scars.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersRich, Orphans, Emperors, Historical doramas
PlotLove, Love triangle
StyleDorama

The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, independent woman who goes to extreme lengths to protect those she loves.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
PlotInvestigation
StyleRomantic, Dorama, Action, Twisted plot

Baik Hee Sung, an ordinary family man, is actually a psychopath whose past is dotted with crime and violence. His hopeless life changes completely after he meets his wife. He had to falsify everything about himself to marry her. His wife, Cha Ji Won, starts to doubt her husband as a suspect of a murder case. She becomes emotionally overwhelmed with betrayal, and rages as secrets behind his husband reveal. The story will draw faith and truth between a man and woman who trusted the most and loved each other.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration12:54
CharactersPartners, Veterans
PlotLove, betrayal, Investigation, Death
PlaceUSA

What does it take to be a detective in one of America's toughest cities? Follow one homicide unit as Detroit's finest unearth the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism of these inner city cops in Detroit, Michigan.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryBrazil
Duration00:43
CharactersDetectives
PlotLove, betrayal

Brazil Avenue is a dynamic, lifelike, and modern telenovela that reveals how unrelenting ambition and inflicted cruelty can change a young girl’s destiny and lead her to seek revenge.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, military, history
CountryTurkey
PlotMystery, Deception, Jealousy
PlaceRussia, Turkey
StyleRomantic

A Turkish lieutenant and the daughter of Russian nobles fight for their love against forces of family and social expectation and historical events.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:53
CharactersVampire
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Death
StyleAction

True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersGays, Neighbors
PlotLove, betrayal
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

Mary Ann returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter and ex-husband, twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal, her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, detective, biography, history
CountryIndia

The man. The legend. The mystery. He fascinated us in life, and long after his "death". This is the story of India's biggest cover-up: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the mystery of his alleged death.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, music, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:31
CharactersWriters, Musicians, Historical doramas
PlotLove
StyleRomantic, Dorama, Touching

Based on a true story, the drama tells the tragic love story of Kim Woo Jin, a married stage drama writer, and Yun Shim Duk, Korea's first professional soprano, who meet while studying at Tokyo University in the 1920s. Yun Shim Duk's recording of "Death Song" became the first Korean pop song in 1926.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:01
PlotLove, Relationship
StyleDorama

She is no ordinary woman. Do Bong Soon is a woman who possesses Herculean strength. She can crush objects in her bare hands when she holds them too tightly. Although Bong Soon longs to be a dainty, elegant woman that men fall in love with, she can’t deny her superhuman strength. Her special attribute allows her to get a job as a bodyguard for Ahn Min Hyuk, the chaebol heir with eccentric tendencies who runs a gaming company. Bong Soon’s childhood friend In Gook Doo has had a secret crush on her since elementary school. How will he react when sparks begin to fly between Bong Soon and her crazy boss?

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Canada, United Kingdom, Hungary
CharactersWitches, Monks, Knights
PlotViruses
PlaceVillage, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleRomantic, Action, By books, Fascinating

Two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral, the medieval town of Kingsbridge is taken under siege by Queen Isabella. Caris, a visionary young woman, inspires her people to stand up for their rights and revolt against to the most powerful forces of her time, the Church and the Crown.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersStudents, Tourists, Climbers
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Investigation, Death, Travel
PlaceRussia
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Based on real events

Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. The more he learns, the more it becomes clear: the reason the students died will never see the light of day.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIsrael
Duration00:55
PlotInvestigation
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Dark, Fascinating

After 17 years in captivity, Israeli soldiers Nimrode Klein, Uri Zach, and Amiel Ben Horin return home to the country that made them national icons. They work to overcome the trauma of torture and captivity while settling back into their interrupted family lives. Meanwhile, the military psychiatrist assigned to them finds discrepancies in the soldiers' testimonies, and launches an investigation to discover what they are hiding.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIndia

Aditya is a pilot who lives in Mumbai with his family and wife, Pooja. Zoya lives in Mussoorie with her husband, Yash. They both love their spouses a lot. One day, they see their spouses dead in an accident together and holding hands. This begins the story of mystery, drama, suspense, and romance.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Mafia, Killers, Orphans
PlotLove, Supernatural
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Mystery

Laura Holt, a licensed private detective, opens a detective agency but finds that potential clients refuse to hire a woman, however qualified. To solve the problem, Laura invents a fictitious male superior whom she names Remington Steele. Through a series of events that unfold in the first episode, "License to Steele," a former thief and con man, whose real name is never revealed, assumes the identity of Remington Steele. Behind the scenes, Laura remains firmly in charge.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersArtists
PlotLove, Inheritance, Mystery
PlaceEngland
Time19th century

The lives of two half-sisters and their drawing master get caught up in a deadly conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed all in white.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada
Duration00:43
CharactersSpy, Heroes, bodyguards, Security guards
PlotLove, Adventures, Deception
StyleSpectacular

La Femme Nikita was a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner Bros.. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow. The series was first telecast in North America on the USA Network cable channel on January 13, 1997, and ran for five television seasons—until March 2001. The series was also aired in Canada on the over-the-air CTV Television Network. La Femme Nikita was the highest-rated drama on American basic cable during its first two seasons. It was also distributed in some other countries, and it continues to have a strong cult following.





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